Hidden Secret of Gezer: A pre-Solomonic City Beneath the Ruins

A summer dig unexpectedly reveals remains of an unknown city beneath the known Canaanite one.

Several pottery vessels, a cache of cylinder seals, and a large scarab with the cartouche of King Amenhotep III attest to the existence of a previously unknown Canaanite city in the land of Israel, archaeologists say. Where was it hiding? Underneath another Canaanite city – the famous ruins of Gezer.